Dentistry BDS

BDS2 (Pre Clinical Skills Assessment Component) DENT2015

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course enables students to be assessed for the Pre Clinical Skill Assessment (PCSA) in BDS2 - Year 2 of Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Clinical Dentistry)


Please see DENT2002 for timetable




Pre-clinical Skills Assessment (PCSA), 140 minutes in total.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

To build on the first year curriculum by providing learning opportunities and experiences that expand and deepen understanding of the scientific foundations of clinical practice.

To provide learning opportunities and experiences, including the direct care of patients, that begin the development of clinical skills and that will lead to the attainment of competence in the more basic of these skills in this year.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

Please see DENT2002 for ILOs for BDS2

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

To obtain an overall 'Pass' in the Pre Clinical Skills Assessment Component, a 'Pass' in each of the parts that make up the assessment is required.